The Amazing Dobermans

The Amazing Dobermans (re-titled Lucky for its 1978 re-release) is a 1976 American crime comedy film starring Fred Astaire, James Franciscus and Barbara Eden. It is the third and final sequel in a trilogy of Doberman Gang films that includes The Doberman Gang (1972) and The Daring Dobermans (1973).[1] The film was re-released theatrically in 1978 under the new title Lucky and was re-distributed by Rosamond Productions.[2]

The Amazing Dobermans
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byByron Ross Chudnow
Screenplay byMichael Kraike
William Goldstein
Richard Chapman
Produced byDavid Chudnow
StarringFred Astaire
James Franciscus
Barbara Eden
Jack Carter
Billy Barty
CinematographyGregory Sandor
Edited byJames Potter
Music byAlan Silvestri
Doberman Associates
Distributed byGolden Films
Release date
  • November 19, 1976 (1976-11-19) (Los Angeles)
  • November 24, 1976 (1976-11-24) (wide)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States


Lucky Vincent (James Franciscus) is a gambler who, after a stretch of bad luck, owes over $12,000 to mobster Solly Kramer (Jack Carter). Lucky is rescued from Solly's goons by Daniel Hughes (Fred Astaire), a revivalist ex-con and his team of five trained Doberman Pinschers. After going undercover at a circus, Lucky persuades Daniel to work up an act with his dogs and join the carnival; when Lucky discovers that Solly and his gang intend to rob an armored car hauling the circus' box office take, Daniel and his canine friends step forward to help thwart the plot. Along the way, Lucky also finds time to make romance with a beautiful circus performer named Justine Pirot (Barbara Eden).



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